You know what one of the easiest ways to shortcut someone respecting you is? Being inconsistent. When you become what other people want you to be it’s difficult to keep that mantle of “who you are” up all the time. Especially if it changes from situation to situation.
It’s easy for us to fall into the trap of becoming what others want us to be. Boss wants a worker from 6a to 8p. Your neighbor wants the lawn to be mowed on Mondays at 7p. The guy that you look up to – you want to take on his good qualities.
Don’t cater to the masses or the guy you look up to or the boss. Be you. No matter what. It’ll work out for the best in the long run – and you won’t forget who are you in between.